Deep Brain Stimulation Program

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(615) 322-7417

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Deep Brain Stimulation Program

(615) 322-0141
(615) 875-5645
Fax: (615) 322-7596

The Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Ave South, Suite 1506
Nashville, TN 37212

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective way to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia.

In DBS, a doctor implants a system in the patient’s brain to stimulate it with a small amount of electricity. This stimulation helps to control abnormal movements.

DBS has also been approved to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. Vanderbilt is participating in a clinical study to test DBS as a treatment for major depression. Learn more about deep brain stimulation. 

Referrals for DBS

If you‘d like an appointment to discuss surgical treatment, you'll need a referral from your doctor. Most patients are referred by neurologists. Please have your doctor call (615) 322-0141 for more information.